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is close and getting dirty. they are set to square off in november. as brian joins us the gloves have already come off. >> reporter: the political ads in the governor race are getting a bit more negative. the latest one against martin o'malley was bought and paid for. the republican party sees an opening here in maryland and hope to make the same statement it did in other traditionally democratic states like massachusetts and new jersey. o'malley's campaign is firing back. it is expected and to expect more as the election approaches and the race tightens. >> now you are advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to voteness the other fellow. >> reporter: smith says even though voters don't like these negative ads they do work. both parties have plenty at stake here in maryland. brian kuebler. >>> politics seem tame 50 years ago some day will mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate. 70million people watched that debate. they say nixon won the debate. >>
that was a miscommunication and taxpayer approval is needed for the addition. right now 4th and 5th great students are using trailers, if approved construction on the addition is expected to start next summer and be ready in 2012. >>> a proposed islamic cultural center and mosque in new york city is nowhere near being built but it has become the focal point of an argument that some say goes beyond the fact that the site is near ground zero. they claim opposition to the project is founded in anti- muslim pyatt. true or not, t.j. winnik tells that the twin towers still cast a long shadow. >> reporter: as america counts down to the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks tensions at home and aproduce are being ratcheted up. most of the rhetoric centers on the planned islamic center and mosque 23 blocks from ground zero. >> when they built a mosque and teach what i said 14-year-old from hell, i decided someone should. >> reporter: he has been speaking out against islamic center and a christensenter he plans to build. other events are a protest at ground zero and a ceremony at another church in
community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an ey
. there was little many could do but run. >> i could see the stucco popping off my neighbor's house behind us so i knew it was intense. >> reporter: some living here say for several days they had smelled gas but no one could determine where it was coming from. >> we have yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: this twisted steel pipeline is the prime focus near this massive 15-foot wide crater. firefighters continued putting out spot fires. even cadaver dogs were brought to help search for those who couldn't escape the inferno. some residents went to a red cross shelter looking for help. >> my purse, my meds are still in my house. i hope my house is still there. >> reporter: people who was forced to evacuate are going to have to wait for the all clear before they can return to their homes or what's left of them, and that might not be until this weekend. >>> well, many people may be concerned about a gas explosion happening here. dge wants to remind its customers it regularly maintains the equipment. they work clo
in a coma. brian kuebler joins us more on how the family is looking for answers on their own. >> reporter: it was august 15th a sunday at noon. ross was crossing guilford street at center when he was struck by a car. according to witnesses the driver stopped but then sped off. three weeks later now ross is still in a coma his family is left with plenty of questions but absolutely no answers. not from witnesses, not from police. just this week they started posting craigslist ads and even an entry this on our facebook page hoping someone can help figure out who did this and why. >> someone saw something they can come forward or they know the person that did this and they can come forward. >> reporter: meanwhile the doctors are unsure of ross' prognosis they say he suffered serious brain damage and right now can barely communicate. brian kuebler abc 2 news. >>> tonight baltimore city police are investigating a crash involving an officer happened around 10:00 this morning. police tell us the officer was going northbound on rowan avenue and collided with another car that was traveling west
he used the power of his office to try to gain access to women he favored and punish those he did not. joe leopold showed his tough side after a federal police officer shot and killed someone's pet at a public dog park. >> we are not going to tolerate this behavior. >> reporter: but now it's leopold's alleged behavior towards some females in his office place that's become the subject of a sexual harassment and gender lawsuit. >> i think he is truly almost addicted like a gambling person might be to women. it's an impulse you can't do anything about because you could go this is a guy in power. why would he do it so openly and i think it's because he really can't. >> reporter: the allegations range from unwanted sexual advances and the dismissal of a former employee to claims he used binoculars to pick out pretty women entering the building and ordered suburb nance to find -- subordinates to find out their identities. some female employees spoke out in defense of the county executive. >> he's a good man, he treats us with respect and i'm with him every day all day long. >> reporter: now
, likely faces attempted murder charges. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> thank you. remember to stay with us and abc2news.com for the latest developments in this investigation. >>> tonight the search is on for a inmate who escaped an officer in baltimore. 26-year-old william lee lucas was being led from one corrections facility to another on greenmount avenue this morning. he was last seen with a blue division of corrections shirt an pants. he's serving four years for robbery and drug charges if you know anything about his whereabouts call 911. >>> teens will be charged as adults in a stabbing near the university of baltimore monday afternoon. police say a man was approached by a 14-year-old boy who asked him if he had change for a $5 bill on meryl avenue. after the man said he couldn't help him another 14-year-old allegedly stabbed him in the back puncturing his lung. >> stabbed him and then fled the scene. then about two or three blocks later tracked down by police. we had officers in the area as part of routine patrol coupled with the university of baltimore. >> 16-year-old deja wilson a
to think twice. abc2 news investigator joce sterman joins us with a warning about some of those treatments. >> reporter: the idea of ending up with bedbugs is enough to send all of us scrambling for solutions but be warned, the bug epidemic that has been spreading across america has brought scammers out of the woodwork. as more and more cases of bedbug problems get reported, we're all getting the itch and looking for ways to keep those pests out of the places we sleep. but aarp is warning people not to believe the hype about many products promoted as keeping those bugs at bay. if you think you have bedbugs the group says there are steps you need to take so you don't get scammed. first, keep in mind treatments cost anywhere between $200 and $6,000, so before you shell out big sums of cash make sure what you're seeing is really a bedbug infestation. the cdc has details to help you identify the bugs on their web site. then you've got to find a qualified exterminator, shop around and get written estimates. make sure you ask the technician to show you proof you really have the problem before yo
to the highest bidder. it sits along the 400 block of towson, brian cuba joins us to tell us what cally developers are hoping will happen to this big open space. >> the towson commons is a prime piece of realty with a number of different options, while county officials have no way of knowing who will buy it tomorrow, they hope it can become the hot spot it once was. >>> in its day the towson commons bass heralded as part of the rebirth of towson, a destination hot spot in baltimore county seat. this stretch along york road south of the circle is all but empty now, businesses have moved, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. >> the towson commons cries out for much stronger use taking advantage of the new people living here and working downtown. >> reporter: david i a newspapery is the executive director of development in baltimore county. towson, he says, has grown up around the commons with new apt buildings, restaurants, and future construction projects. that growth, i a newspapery says, is what makes the commons so valuable and important. >> baltimore county has n
tell us lee has taken a small number of hostage on the first floor but there are conflicting reports of what's actually happening inside. children from a daycare on the ground floor of the building were taken out. the montgomery county police chief says most of the 1900 employees in the building are now out. but some on the upper floors were told to stay at their desks and turn out the lights. they have reports of one shot fired in the lobby. their focus is to get lee out of the building safely. >> at this point still negotiating with him trying to get him to release the hostage and surrender peacefully. >> reporter: several media outlets are reporting lee is an environmentalist angry at discovery because their shows aren't doing enough to protect the planet. he was arrested during a protest at the building in 2008. >> thanks josie we'll stay on top of that. hurricane earl you are looking at a live picture from ocean city. looks pretty calm now but earl spun toward the east coast driving tourist from north carolina and threatening to bring damaging winds and waves to the atlantic
night's vote. we should have those numb percent they will tell us very shortly. brian kuebler. >>> one candidate is claiming victory while tore is admitting defeat. jeff hager joins us with that story. >> reporter: a pair of long time colleagues the campaign produced a bitter of course in the road that finally reached its end early this morning. after a sleepless night awaiting the outcome of his race kevin cabin necessary had a reason to celebrate. >> glad to be the nominee for baltimore county executive. >> reporter: a bitter fought campaign against his fellow councilman of 16 years joe bartenfelder who had ago agonizeed awaiting his faith. bar ten federaller congratulated him and he said quote i want to thank all may supporters, friends and family that helped me throughout the campaign. i'm proud of the campaign we ran which focused on the issues that are a concern to all baltimore county citizens. i concede in the race. >> i invite joe to join with me both in the fall campaign, and i urged him to consider continued service to our county. joe is a good man, he's a hard worker, h
. >> the this weather has definitely impacted all of us. we have live team coverage from annapolis back to baltimore county. people are dealing with a lot of water in a short period of time. let's talk about what is going on in rosedale tonight. portions of poe las key highway are open again this evening after flooding, and other serious problems near rose dale avenue earlier today. around noon they brought out a swift water rescue team but never actually had to use that team. unfortunately the team skill couldn't help people along this sex of the poe lags key highway. local streams began to swell forcing water through the doors. double businesses were flooded with as much as 4, 5 feet of water. workers didn't have time to grab supplies or belongings, they just had to run for safety. >> now it's like this, so to me it is amazing. the water just rows reel fast, we didn't even get out, it was a mess. >> coming up at 6:00 we're going to show you the extent of damage to some of these local businesses. well abc 2 was on the scene in parkville as cruz got a call for a missing 12-year-old. we're happy to r
of the christian schaffer joins us live from the south baltimore headquarters of democratic incumbent patricia jessamy. christian? >> reporter: that's right. we're at the baltimore rowing club which serves as what she hopes will be her victory party tonight. it's expected to be a close race between her and attorney gregg bernstein. it's the first time she's faced a stiff challenge in her 15-year career. as some of the numbers that rosy was talking about earlier are definitely playing out in precincts in this area. i checked with a few precincts. let me give you the numbers. thomas johnson elementary school, 23rd ward, third precinct, 9.6% as of 4:00 this afternoon. the same building, another precinct, 10.4%. and south side academy in cherry hill, 8%. at arundel elementary school in cherry hill also, 8%. low turnout, they say usually favors an incumbent. we'll have to see if it plays out like this here. we'll watch the numbers as they come in. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> jessamy's opponent is gregg bernstein, a former federal prosecutor. he's attacked jessamy on everything
to hit us later tonight. with all that in mind, here's your forecast for the evening -- more rain likely into the later part of the evening. a flood watch into the overnight into tomorrow morning. some of the downpours could be heavy. if you get into flooded roadway and the rain is coming down hard, do the smart thing, find an alternate route. more coming up. >>> as always, you can track severe weather and the latest forecast on-line at abc2news.com. >>> western high school in north baltimore was closed today because of flooding. we're not sure if the flooding at the school is weather-related. the school in the 4600 falls road area. no word on whether there will be classes tomorrow but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. >>> a man who told police he idolized adolf hitler and didn't like black people received a prison sentence today for beating an elderly fisherman and stealing his suv. jeff hager has more on the punishment. >> reporter: the self-proclaimed white supremacist received 30 years for the armed carjacking and beating in august of last year. 28-year-old calvin lockner us
to the united states. they need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the howls. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. the democrats showed no sign of co-operating on this gop to-do list and the white house said. >> it is the same litany of policies that got us into this. >> into the hardware store, the republican leaders say they are tuned into the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspired than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown strength at the grassroots level and could be the key to retaking power. >>> a woman held in an iranian prison more than 13 months says she hopes to meet with the iranian pet while he is in new york. sarah shourd was taken into custody with two other americans while hiking at the border of iraq/iran last year, she wants them to know she has no animosity. her fiance and their phren friend remain in prison. >>> we're following a developing story that may impact you who tried to use a credit
a few feet above sea level becomes sea level. >> earl didn't come to see us so we came down to see him. >> reporter: a few blocks away gary's 36-foot fishing boat is safe he's been checking the lines all day. he could have chosen to pull his boat out of the water. he says he feels fortunate that costly and time consuming measure wasn't necessary. >> i feel we got lucky. it stayed further to the east. so we got lucky. >> reporter: got a couple of people out here just checking out the surf seeing what it looks like they would prefer its if people didn't even walk in the water because potential for a large wave is still there. however that's going to get less and less as the evening goes on. by tomorrow they are hoping to reopen the beach fully. the only flooding we saw was in the inlet in parking lot. there was no flooding in ocean city. the parts you might think of philadelphia road it did not do that this time. we're going to talk about that and more coming up at 6:00 christian schaefer abc 2 news. >>> no big shocker to see those huge waves rolling necessity we knew all along that
there for quite a while. >> reporter: fred man 'tis and his wife have used the park in the past. he sees that it's time to ñdam. >> since it was built in 1920, you know, it needs repair replacement it's due for that. unsafe. the city has said they are ready to do work on the dam and the community is hoping that the dam can handle this significant rain don harrison for abc 2 news. >>> the reservoir supplied annapolis with drinking water through the 1940s but is no longer used as a primary water source. a park around the reservoir was closed this year due to budget cuts. cuts. >>> well, tonight en are in jail charged with the murder of jose luis ramirez. >>> monday night police were call report of an injured person. that's when they found ramirez dead alongside the road in cockysville. autopsy revealed he rozhad been killed by blunt force trauma. they are charged with first degree murder and being held at the baltimore county detention center. >>> çtcxthe family of a 13-yea- old girl electrocuted has settled a lawsuit. deanna green was resting offher foot against a fence and was electrocute
people. trusted to us for christian. >> reporter: while he had been met enthusiastically by large crowds a small group has remained upset about the sex abuse crisis. >> he is refusing to open up the secret files and hand them over to police authority. >> reporter: despite these arrests neither the pope's schedule nor security arrangements have been changed. the pontiff continues with his visit as schedule. >>> crews are making progress in their effort to rescue 33 trapped miners in chile. they have reached calf earns where the men are trapped and bored a hole so the men can be pulled to freedom. but officials say that moment is at least 6 weeks away. three smaller holes drilled year-old have allowed rescuers to give the men food, water medical supplies and air. >>> in hartford county there was a groundbreaking open house open house. making sure soldiers can communicate with one another on the front line. >> thousands of high paying jobs. when you have high paying jobs come to your community that means a lot of positive issues, such as your schools more money going into the schools mor
. no records of such calls. diana avillar tells us there were other signs of trouble. >> reporter: this is exhibit a in the ntsb's investigation. the 28-foot long pipeline at the center of the san bruno explosion. >> we want to know, was it a fatigue factor associated with pressurizing and depreciatizing the pipe which could eventually break it. >> reporter: now comes information the pipeline was known to be potentially dangerous. in a 2007 document the owner, pg & e said the pipeline ranks in the top 100 risks of and risk of failure at this location is unacceptably high. the document was part of a budget request to replace the line. monday pg & e refute the their own report. they said the line had been tested as recently as this march. >> this one not listed as one of the high-risk sections of the pipeline. >> reporter: the california public utilities commission ordered the company to inspect all 6,400 miles of existing pipeline, that run directly beneath homes. crumbling infrastructure is not just california's problem. according to the agency overseeing the nation's pipelines,
recovered the kia spec tra with a bent frame. it's not clear if the couple used the car to drive across the country. >>> prince george's county, three people were killed after an ambulance collided with an suv. police athe ambulance was respond to go a call when the crash happened early this morning in district heights. investigators say the suv was traveling on the road in the wrong direction and speeding and that's when the ambulance swerved to avoid it. the suv sideswiped the ambulance before crashing into a brick wall and a utility pole. all three men inside the suv died at the scott peterson. >>> a baltimore county couple is behind bars tonight after police say they severely assaulted a woman and locked her in the bath room. it happened in the 100 block of book berry drive in reisterstown where jeff haeger reports the alleged abuse continued for almost a year. >> reporter: they painted themselves as good samaritans, jermaine smith bay and kimberlay stacey king said a man called to tell them they could find one of their friends in need. medical need it turned out. so they drove her
, even though the general approach of that storm is likely to be around sunrise for us. so the surfers are trying to get the best of it, there's some lulls in between the swells, starting to see more white caps further off in the ocean, a half mile or a mile offshore,nd it really is just a matter of sitting an waiting, we have spoke to locals down here who are kind of excited, they like to see this kind of stuff, they know it's not going to be the worst storm ever, there are some people who aring that are concerned, one family up in the 10 0's, staying at golden sand, their beach is already gone. i have a hard time believing that considering how much water we've got, but we were watching that high tide and there is less beach further up in the 10 0's, there is places where there is not much beach left. that's the issue right here. the wind and waves, probably sea foam, and of course waves lapping up into the parking lot. kelly back the studio. >> justin, we reported that the beach is closed to swimmers but okafor surfers. we should emphasize that. >> they are hanging on, they have got
will cost us. >>> for all you women out there listen closely. there are decisions you can make now that can lower your risk for breast cancer. abc2 news linda so has five very important prevention tips. >> reporter: when it comes to breast cancer, there are certain risk factors women cannot control like family history and age. but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. first, a healthy diet and exercise can go a long way. >> try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. as well as a healthy weight. that includes exercising. we suggest that if you exercise four or more times a week that actually, that will reduce your risk of breast cancer. especially in women who are premenopausal. >> reporter: dr. garrett ray with veteran affairs says the second thing you can do is reduce how much alcohol you drink. >> if you are drinking seven or more a week that does significantly increase youric of breast cancer -- risk of breast cancer. >> reporter: third, talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy. it can actually increase your  risk of breast cancer. >> many women are prescribed it for
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